Sunday picks: Seal gets a little 'Crazy' at Ravinia
Seal with a 'Kiss'
Seal's 1991 hit "Crazy" put the London-born singer in the international spotlight. It wasn't until 1995, though, when his "Kiss From a Rose" was featured on the soundtrack for that year's "Batman Forever" flick, that he came into prominence on American airwaves, earning him Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1996. Catch Seal when he plays these (and more recent songs) at Ravinia. 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. $38-$130. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org.
Best in show
The annual Elgin Kennel Club Dog Show, showcasing an estimated 1,200 dogs with more than 135 breeds, takes place at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Cash prizes awarded daily. Admission is $6 per car; $10 for a two-day pass. Note: Spectators should not bring their own pets. elginkennelclub.net. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28
Stroll around Meadow Lake while taking in the work of Midwestern artists at the Wine & Art Walk this weekend at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. $14; $12 seniors; $9 youth ages 2 to 17. (630) 968-0074 or mortonarb.org. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28
Headliner Uncle Kracker (10:30 p.m. Saturday), plus Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press, Sixteen Candles, 7th heaven, the Battle of the Bands winner and more, should draw crowds to the free three-day Palatine Street Fest, at Brockway and Slade streets. Besides live music, enjoy food from local vendors, the Sweet Pea Pet Parade at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, dance performances, a roving magician and balloon artist, face painting and much more. palatinestreetfest.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28
Fans of comics, toys, gaming and more won't want to miss out on the Lake Count-I-Con convention this weekend at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $5-$7; military and children ages 12 and under admitted free. (847) 680-7200 or lcfair.com. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28
How does your garden grow?
Garden enthusiasts can tour gardens and meet Midwestern growers showcasing heirloom flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables at the Heirloom Garden Show at the Garfield Farm Museum, on Garfield Road, off Route 38, Campton Hills. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and younger. (630) 584-8485 or garfieldfarm.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28
Comedian Jimmy O. Yang performs at Zanies locations in Chicago and Rosemont.
Fans of the TV series "Silicon Valley" won't want to miss seeing one of its stars, Jimmy O. Yang, performing stand up comedy at Zanies at MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 813-0484. $25 plus a two-item purchase. zanies.com. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27
Chicago and 'The Boss'
Bruce Springsteen, arguably the king of the working man's rock, has captured the struggle and spirit of the everyman since taking the stage with his hard-driving flavor of music in the early '70s. His outspoken yet pensive rock, equally perfect for a night around a campfire with friends or driving along a lonely stretch of highway, has undoubtedly influenced many musicians along the way. Springsteen and the E Street Band bring "The River Tour" to Chicago's United Center for a Sunday night performance, featuring a lottery for a chance to move to the forward barricade area closest to the stage. See unitedcenter.com for details. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $55-$150. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com.
Bruce Springsteen, center, and the E Street Band come to Chicago's United Center Sunday, Aug. 28.
- Associated Press
Seal: 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, pavilion at Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $95-$130. Lawn $38-$43. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org.
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Rock. $55-$150. Lottery offered for general admission ticketholders, allowing them the random chance to enter the forward barricade area on the floor, closest to the stage. On day of show, sequentially numbered wristbands will be distributed from 2 to 5 p.m. at Gate 5. Patrons must be present and in possession of their general admission ticket to receive a wristband. One wristband per guest will be issued. A starting number will be picked randomly at 5 p.m. Patrons who receive a wristband may leave the premises; must return by 5 p.m. Visit ticketmaster.com or unitedcenter.com.
Capannari's Acoustic Tuesday Concert: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, Capannari Ice Cream, 10 S. Pine St., Mount Prospect. (847) 392-2277 or capannaris.com.
The Railers and Walker McGuire at "Country in the Park": 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, MB Financial Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Free. Food and beverage tents on the park's great lawn. rosemont.com.
Libido Funk Circus: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, Warrenville Public Library District, 28W751 Stafford Place, Warrenville. Disco and dance hits of the 1970s, along with rock tunes from the last 40 years. Free. Picnics welcome. No alcohol is permitted. (630) 393-1171 or warrenville.com.
Fifth Harmony, with Jo-Jo, Jake Miller, Victoria Monet: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, First Merit Pavilion at Northerly Island, 1300 S. Lynn White Drive, Chicago. $19.95-$79.95. (312) 540-2668 or livenation.com.
Keith Harkin: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, McGonigal's Pub, 105 S. Cook St., Barrington. Acoustic. (847) 277-7400 or mcgonigalspub.com.
Information is provided by entertainment venues. Check with venue before purchasing a ticket. For more concert listings, visit dailyherald.com/calendar.